Opportunity to serve on NAMI's board: NAMI Central Iowa is looking for a student liaison to serve on our board of directors. NAMI's mission is to provide education, support, and advocacy to individuals living with mental illness and their family members. If you would be interested in this opportunity to serve on the board of a non-profit agency, would be available for a two-year term beginning July 2014, and have some interest in or experience with mental illness, please contact Deb at 515-292-9400 or namiofci@gmail.com.


Undergraduate Chemistry Teaching Assistants (TA)
  Must be available to attend TA Training 8 am – 5 pm on weekdays from August 13 – August 22.
Junior or senior status (exceptionally well-qualified sophomores will be considered)

Overall GPA of 3.00 or greater

B or higher in general chemistry

Strong English communication skills
Pay rate: $10 per hour

Undergraduate TAs work an average of 10 - 15 hours per week. A typical teaching assignment consists of one 50-minute recitation, one 3-hour lab, one help center hour, and one 60-minute staff meeting per week. Teaching assistants are paid on an hourly basis for preparing for class, proctoring, and grading (of exams, lab reports, homework assignments, and quizzes). Most of the general chemistry classes have evening exams, so exam proctoring and grading usually takes place in the evening (6 PM to midnight).

New undergraduate teaching assistants are required to attend TA training from August 13th through August 22 - again the pay would be $10 per hour and prior to the start of school, the hours are likely to be around 30 - 40 hours per week.  This is great experience for undergraduates; teaching is an excellent way to really learn chemistry well and looks very good on applications for employment and graduate school. This is also a good way to get to know our chemistry faculty well and to gain references.

Deadline for application: July 1

Applications are evaluated as they are received – so early submissions are encouraged.

If you have any questions, email isuchemistry@iastate.edu, call 515/294-6352, or visit 1608 Gilman Hall.